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' a r* �-, * - * �* �< ��� '-,�- ^ College News VOL. XIII. No. 12. BRYN MAWR (AND WAYNE). PA.. WEpNESDAY. JANUARY 12,1927 Prficl 10 CENTS MILWAUKEE TREATS MODERN PROBLEMS Majority Favors Equality bi Races, Supports Wars, but Denies Capitalism. . CYNICISM v IS VICIOUS Seven hundred colleges and universi- ties and fifty nationalities were repre- sented at the N'ational Student Confer- ence held in Milwaukee from December 28 to January 1. These four and one- half days were the result of two years planning on the part of the joint council of the Y. M. and Y. W. C. A. and were as full of interest and information as they could possibly be The speakers, men of national and international renown �combined to make this conference one of the most significant of its kind. The theme for the entire time was "What Resources lias Jesus for Life ;n Our World." a subject which was devel- oped from day to day by concentrating on one particular phase or "Cycle." " Modern Conditions Obstacles |o Faith. The first Cycle was "Can God be V <cessible to us. and How?" Dr. Reinhohi Xiebuhr summed up the conditions of the �modern world, and showed how they stood in the way of faith. "Cynicism." "he said, "is the true enemy of religion' AVe are so taken up with the worship of power, comfort, sex and nationalism, that -we have little time for anything finer. "'The price of belief in Cod is to detach yourself as much as possible from the type of civilization that this is. and sec- it as a whole." The other side of this question was -presented by Dr. Henry Sloan Coffin, who showed the similarity between our -world and that qf Jesus, and how Jesus overcame the barriers in the way of religion by using the time honored means, the church, the Bible, prayer, in new �ways. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 RUSSIAN FOLK SONGS THRILL TAYLOR AUDIENCE Alwyne and Saslawsky Present Varied Programme. On Monday evening the second of the .-series of Bryn Mawr concerts was held in the chapel. Mr. Boris Saslawsky, tar it one, and Mr. Horace Alwyne. pian- ist, assisted by Mrs. Saslawsky. Mr. Stopak, and Mr. Borodkin, gave us a -very delightful evening. The pro- gramme, though a Ihtle long, was espe- cially interesting because h represented the best of many schools of music. The Bach Fantasie and Fugue, played at. it was, revealed great mastery of technique, although of the first group we enjoyed most the Rhapsody in F. flat l>oth for the composition itself and the artist's touch and interpretation. The German songs were all beautiful, but Mr. Saslawsky was in his element when lie sang five Russian FoTk Songs, each one expressive of a different character- istic Russian nyjod. The quiet beauty of the Prayer: "Give. me. O Lord, of thy blessings, for I am yonng and fair; let my vibrant voice rise to the hazy dome of the sky; let it ring over the dewy soil and reach all human 'kind."" and the humorou6 merriment of the "Merry Danube" were sung with a genius for interpreting the Russian ex- tremes of feeling. The same spirit and brilliancy characterized the playing of Mrs. Saslawsky, Mr. Stopak, and Mr. Borodkin. Mr. Alwyne''s playing of De- bussey was exquisite. In the work of l.iszt. the dialogue between Saint Fran- cis and the birds was charmingly real- istic, the twittering and flattering of the birds on the high register of the piano lieing answered by the deeper voice of Saint Francis which works up to a beautiful chorale, played with strength and dignity and contrasting with the lightness of the dialogue. Mr. Saslawsky ended the programme with a group of songs, the loveliest of which were the two French ones^Jt* nim and Mr. Alwyne. and also'to The" tiro other artists we are much indebted -. CONTINUED. ON PAGE 6 WILLA CATHER ON "THE NOVEL" Miss Willa Cather will speak on "The Novel" at the Ann Sheble Memorial Lecture on Thursday evening. January l.'l, at eight o'clock in Taylor. Her latest novel. The Profes- sor's House, -was published in l !>�.�:,. She published her first novel. April Twilights, in 1903. In all. she is the author of eleven novels, among the best known.of which are One of Ours, the Pulit- zer prize novel of 1922, and The Lest Lady. Miss Cather started her literary career as a member of the staff of the Pittsburgh Daily Lender. From 1906 nntil 1013 she was an associate editor of McCIure's Magazine. MYSTERY MAN PRESERVES SILENCE Strange Resemblance Be- tween Coolidge and Spokes- man Noted. 0 HAS VERMONT ACCENT Who is the White House PREFER PARNASSUS TO PROSAIC PAOLI W. P. Eaton Advocates Great Open Spaces as Aid � to "Lantern." FINDS VERSE TORTURED I sit. with the December "Lantern" on my desk, and wonder why I was per- suaded into reviewing it. It seems to have so little connection with me, to be so much the expression of a life I do not know�for I never attended a wom- an's college. Even if I had. would I know any better? "Three on the Cam- pus" makes me doubt it. There seems to l>e no bridge across the sunderini; ilood between '07 and '27. This sketch has interested me more than anything else in the * magazine, however. Its at- titude appears as fresh and honest as its technique is bewildered. (Of course, I may be all wrong about the technique. It "may possess the technique of "Ulysses." though to me it seems to have none at ajl.) And I wonder, if three Har.vard elders should go back and live a week in the Y'ard, whether their presence would create so much resentment, or result in so few sympathetic contacts? Of course, fathers are afraid of their sons, and mothers are never afraid of their daugh- ters; that may explain much. But sons, too. have come a shorter distance along the road since 1907 than daughters have �because they started far out front. Probably now, however, they are in the rear. The girls went past about 1924, and will probably stay there, if they can learn to give up singing college songs, and naming automobiles. "When Hounds Go By." of course, is an excellent piece of description, clear. CONTINUED <>N PAOI � WHAT ARE WOMEN AND SONG WITHOUT WINE? Sophomores Stage Volsteadian Montmartre. If the gatherings of the true Apaches in their smoky dens under the embank- ments of the Seine surpass in wickedness 'he Sophomore dance in the gym last Saturday night, they cannot equal'it in gaiety. Apache costumes, if they d<> not rvake for personal beauty, offer infinite varieties of lurid color, and unlimited possibilities of motion. So although the antique bottles scattered gracefully on tables were empty of all save suggestion, the dancers tossed themselves aboiir^with almost alcoholic violence, and even the French posters on the wall and the long crepe paper streamers above swayed drunkenly back and forth. For once the gym did not look like the gym. Atmosphere hung thick under the low ceiling. In one corner crowds wit- nessed a tavern brawl; in another loaded dice clattered on the floor; innocent Mimi. clinging to the arm of her Albert, gazed wide-eyed at the antics of Kiki; and the absinthe addict with death in his hollow eyes, reeled out the last measure on the edge of the grave; while over all the heavy scent of perfume and paint stirred the most stolid soul with Gallic madness. To look devilish was the �crTfefioii m*7uCT�mm, -,ni never has pres- entation been more convincing. CONTINUED ON PAOI 4 spokes- man.' Who appointed him? Haven't these question* ever perplexed you.-as well as Senator Reed, when you read your morning paper? Haven't you ever wondered what the Voice of Coolidge looks like in the flesh ? Well, I have seen the Voice of Coolidge. I -have heard the Silence of Coolidge. addressing the Washing- ton correspondents in the bi-weekly audience the spokesman grants them, When we all shuffled into the round green room I was overcome by sur- prise. "Isn't it extraordinary." I said to my sponsor, "how much the spokes- man looks like Coolidge?" "Y�8," he replied, "many people have remarked that. Perhaps it is the constant association which makes them resemble each other." It really was amazing, for if I had not been told beforehand, I should never have believed that the figure which stood behind a great desk and waited for the class to assemble was not Coolidge himself. At any rate, the President seems to value his Voice very highly; there was a secret serv- ice man standing by the desk and look- ing as if he expected us to kidnap the spokesman.. You have to admit, it would be very embarrassing for a President to lose his Voice. I won- dered if Coolidge sent that gilt Twis- tum toy on the desk as a Christmas gift to his Voice, as Alice used to send letters to her left foot. More curious still, when the spokes- man began.trit was with a Vermont accent. "This is carrying servility too far." I said to my friend. He smiled. 'Not so many years ago the White House spokesman had an Ohio ac- cent."' he said,- quietly. CONTINIKD OH PAOI 2 MIDNIGHT BLAZE NETS LOSS OF $45,000 IN PAINT SHOP THE NEXT TO THE LAST! T'-i. is the next to the last mis- spelled word contest! Don't miss this chance for a prize. f The winners of the last compe- tition are E. Morgan, '2S;^E. Baxter, '.10. and M. Bunch. ':t0. The rules are on another page of this issue. Cash prizes to winners: , First prize ........$�; (m Second prize......11.00 There are a number of mis- spelled words in the advertise- ments throughout this issue of the Coi.i.kck N'kus. Here are the rules to be followed in compel- ing for the prizes: I. On a sheet of paper write: 1. The names of the advertis- ers in whose advertisements you find the misspelled words. 2. The misspelled \Cords. ::. Correct versions <>t the mis- spelled words. 2 Give yoor answers to M. Gail- laid. Pembroke West, by six 1'. M. Monday. January 17. The names of the prize-win- ners will appear in the next issue of the News. Every subscriber to the N'kus is eligible for this contest. Board members are ineligible. li "PLATO PRECEDED ME," SAYS DURANT Excludes Jesus and Spinoza from List of Ten Greatest Thinkers. VOLTAIRE A LINCOLN ART CLUB CRISIS PASSED First Time Bryn Mawr Students Have Run and Financed a Class. Specially contributed by \ ina Perm, president of the Art Club. A crisis in the development of the Art Club has just been passed. The clas* met on Saturday morning, January 8, on the to]> door of Taylor Hall among the uprooted desks of the studio. .Mr. Young and the officers of the Art Club felt that the time had come for the members to make a definite decision. On what basis should the class continue, if at all? It seems that the art enthusiasts ave not realized their full responsibili- ties. To be merely a member and pas- dues is not enough. It was voted that those who felt they could not share the burden implied in pledging themselves to "Stick" by" the club were asked to resign. Only two of those present withdrew their names, not because they were out of sympathy, but liccause they were unable* to attend the classes. The rest agreed unanimously to continue next semester and establish the basis for a permanent class. To do this, a committee consisting of Helen Tuttle. '28; Isabella Hopkinson. "80, and Nine Perera. '28, were chosen to form a constitution to be presented to" the class for approval on W'ednesday. February 2. at 7.30 in Room F, Taylor. Movement to Endow Department The Publicity Committee will meet soon. Incidentally, if any students hap- pen to be personally acquainted with editors, communicate with N. Peren. since their influence might be invaluable. A struggle is impending, for the endow- ing of a department is no small.item. However, there is something unique in our position, and perhaps the public will be interested in our enthusiastic project. For the first time at Bryn Mawr. we art actually running a class and finadcingl.j*ij^��se ourselves. CONTINUED ON THE SIXTH PAOE Jesus, Buddha and Spinoza were .Miiong the great figures left out of the category of the Ten Greatest Thinkers, which Mr. Will Durant, author of The Story of Philosophy, expounded in Tay- lor last Friday night, under the auspices of the Speakers' Bureau. For Mr. Durant set himself the cri- terion of the men who through their thinking, not through their actions, emo- tional appeal, have had the greatest in- lluence on humanity. Confucius First Great Philosopher. Confucius was the first, not because he was the founder of a religion, but because be was a moral philosopher preaching a system of ethics. He taught the Chinese to use their intelligence as a first step towards attaining world peace�it was only an accident that a religion grew out of his teaching. "Wedding truth and beauty, as they have never been married l>efore or since. for beauty is rarely truthful"-�Plato dominated the mind of Europe for 2000 years. It is curious that only the took* of Plato which he intended for the peo- ple, his efforts at popularizing philos- ophy, remain. "In this. Plato was my predecessor,1' declared .Mr. Durant. Aristotle Dominated Middle Ages. Aristotle's case was exacUy the oppo- site�only his technical books, his notes for lectures, have survived, and even then we know of ninety-nine books of his. His systems of thinking dominated medieval philosophy. . Rome produced no original thinker's, so the next man admitted to Mr. Du- rant's group was Thomas Aquinas, whom Iv accepted "under protest," l>ecause. while he recognized that Aquinas has a tremendous influence, he felt that most of his philosophy was wrong. He is still the philosopher de rigueur of Catholicism, and his books embalmed a whole millennium of human thought. Modernity Begins With Copernicus. Copernicus, a voice out of Poland, produced the greatest revolution in all human thought by proving that the earth, which Aquinas held to be God's footstool, is only a drop of mud ih the M~Wnity began with him. for man was left to his own resources Bryn Mawr Firemen Risk Lives Amid Fumes and Flaring Flames. STRONG WIND DANGER 4 ___________ (Specially contributed by h'rederico de Laguna. 1927.) Less than ten hours after the college closed for the Christmas vacation, there broke out the first terrible fire on the campus since the davs of the now legend- , ary Denbigh blaze. The long, one and a half-story building back of the varsity tennis courts, which contained the college paint, carpentry and upholstery shops, was wrecked bj flames which raged from about !�.::o until well after midnight. The lire was not discovered, however, until 16 o'clock, when the whole northend of the building, the paint shop, was blazing to the skies. Mr. J. Foley. superintendent of building, first noticed a disturbance in the electric lights, and in going out of his house to report it to the Power House, caught sight of the flames, and sent in an alarm to the B. If, Fire Station. At the same time. Joseph Graham, a night watchman at Taylor Hall, discovered the fire, and a second alarm was given by Eugene Sullivan. While the college siren l/Atrieked a belated warning, your cor- respondent and most of the college faculty were running to the scene, think- ing that Low Buildings was on fire. Great relief was experienced when it was discovered that this was not the case. Al- ready the flames were shooting from the windows and from an enormous hole in the roof, and were spreading rapidly to the tops of the pine trees nearby. A strong wind was blowing towards the college garage which stands only a few yards away. Laurels Go to Fire Department. Too great praise cannot be given to the Bryn Mawr Fire Department. This squad of volunteer and unpaid men. under the able direction of hire Chief Albert Par- sons, broke all records in reaching the spot. The alarm was given at 10.05, CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 KNULLEN VOYDE MAKES , BEAU GESTE AT LAST Prominent Proposes CONTINUED ON THE SIXTH PAUK Princetonlan Peace. To -the F.ditor, Bryn Mawr College News, . Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Dear Madam: Through a curious piece of ill-for- tune, and I was never the kind to keep cool with Calumny, I am in receipt of a third-hand rumor that copies of my child: A Book of Lamplight, were re- ceived, sold, and proceeds devoted to the building of a Bryn Mawr Summer School. Madam, this is an outrage against my better nature and my intelli- gence. While it has always l>een a ques- tion in my mind whether Bryn Mawr girls should be allowed to go to college at all, I am positive that they should be kept out of Summer School. The vandalism committed against my profit is quite another thing. Of course, you realize that we eminent authors, trom Voyde all the way down to Vol- taire, work for infamy, not for gain; that our relations with the publisher are organized on a financial margin about as wide as a shoestring. My book in Princeton was energet- ically advertised. It was "the child of a I rain of a child;" "the aristocrat among Christmas presents, the Christmas pres- ent ajnong aristocrats;" it was "like a toothbrush, there should be at least one in every family." Kven a "one-armed telegrapher with the itch wasn't too busy (0 read it." And when a young lady, OB seeing an advance copy of my book, exclaimed "How unique!" the author re- plied indignantly: "Madam! I never nigued in my life." However, a profit ;i r�tjiiyjj']..... honor savc in its own country.* At Princeton, CONTINUED ox PAOI 4
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VOL. XIII. No. 12.
BRYN MAWR (AND WAYNE). PA.. WEpNESDAY. JANUARY 12,1927
Majority Favors Equality bi
Races, Supports Wars, but
Denies Capitalism. .
CYNICISM v IS VICIOUS
Seven hundred colleges and universi-
ties and fifty nationalities were repre-
sented at the N'ational Student Confer-
ence held in Milwaukee from December
28 to January 1. These four and one-
half days were the result of two years
planning on the part of the joint council
of the Y. M. and Y. W. C. A. and were
as full of interest and information as
they could possibly be The speakers,
men of national and international renown
�combined to make this conference one of
the most significant of its kind.
The theme for the entire time was
"What Resources lias Jesus for Life ;n
Our World." a subject which was devel-
oped from day to day by concentrating
on one particular phase or "Cycle."
" Modern Conditions Obstacles |o Faith.
The first Cycle was "Can God be V
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